By Peter Pearson MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG (auth.)

ISBN-10: 9400931999

ISBN-13: 9789400931992

ISBN-10: 9401079358

ISBN-13: 9789401079358

TO ACUPUNCTURE a realistic advisor for GPs and different clinical group of workers Peter Pearson, MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG The scientific Centre, Yateley, Cambedey, Surrey GU17 7LS Publisht;d in. the united kingdom and Europe through MTP Press restricted Falcon condo Lancaster, England British Library Cataloguing in e-book facts Pearson, Peter An advent to acupuncture: a pragmatic consultant for GPs and different clinical team of workers. 1. Acupuncture I. name 615. 8'92 RM184 ISBN-13: 978-94-010-7935-8 e-ISBN-13: 978-94-009-3199-2 DOl: 10. 1007/978-94-009-3199-2 released within the united states through MTPPress A department of Kluwer educational Publishers one hundred and one Philip force Norwell, MA 02061, united states Copyright © 1987 MTP Press restricted Softcover reprint of the hardcover 1st variation 1987 All rights reserved. No a part of this e-book might be reproduced, kept in a retrieval process, or transmitted in any shape or in any respect, digital, mechanical, photocopying, recording or in a different way, with no previous permission from the publishers. CONTENTS Preface 7 Acknowledgements eight 1 what's acupuncture? nine 2 neighborhood disorder of channels thirteen three The channels and issues 15 four strategy 37 five particular stipulations forty five 6 Systemic therapy fifty three 7 other kinds of acupuncture sixty five eight educational concerns seventy three nine additional info seventy nine References eighty three Index 87 PREFACE numerous years in the past, a sufferer consulted me, and asked 'aquapuncture'. This sounded extra like an underwater sexual intercourse than the rest, yet I confessed lack of expertise! numerous extra requests highlighted my entire lack of know-how of this topic and prompted me into activity.

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Not only is the amplitude accurately controllable, but also the frequency. Another alterable parameter is the use of 'interrupted' waves (recurring periods of absence of impulses) which is supposed to stop adaptation to the stimulus. Yet another variation is 'modulation' when there is one main frequency, modulated by a higher frequency wave, perhaps at specific intervals. There is not yet enough known to be able to comment on these variants, so we will stick to the straight forward principles. Each output from the machine ends in two electrodes - one black coloured (negative), the other red (positive).

However, a slightly easier fonn of pulse diagnosis, called 'pulse generalization' , is also used. This is still difficult for us to comprehend and elicit, but, like tongue diagnosis, it may be worthy of practice. A Xu pulse is described as weak or thready and disappears on heavy pressure. By definition, this is seen in chronic diseases of Yin-Yang deficiency and' often indicates splenic dysfunction. A Shi pulse is the opposite, forceful, and obviously seen in Shi diseases. A 'bowstring' pulse is harder and more forceful but more flexible like a bowstring and can indicate liver dysfunction.

We need to know two things after choosing and locating the point: firstly the size of the needle to use, and secondly the direction of insertion. Ashi in conditions such as tennis elbow and subacromial bursitis will be familiar enough to us in conventional medicine. One should end up in the same place as when giving a steroid injection. In the above two examples, putting a one inch needle in, either obliquely or perpendicular to the skin surface, to arrive at the right point would be correct. The production of deqi would furthennore confinn the proper location.

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